Isakson Statement on VA’s ‘CARE’ Proposal
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ‘Veterans Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences,’ or CARE for short, proposal:
“Secretary Shulkin’s proposal for continuing efficient and timely veterans’ care in the community is very thoughtful and balanced,” said Isakson. “The VA’s proposal is the result of continued collaboration with veterans groups and Congress, and I will carefully evaluate its contents. Going forward, I look forward to working with the VA, veterans service organizations and my colleagues in the House and Senate as we continue to take steps to ensure our veterans have access to the best health care available.”
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 115th Congress. Isakson is a veteran himself – having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 – and has been a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs since he joined the Senate in 2005. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the armed services as well as more than 750,000 veterans.